To say that time went by quickly is an understatement. It zoomed by and I can still remember finding out that I was pregnant, seeing the first ultrasound, sharing the news with friends and family, and all those other little and big things. The baby shower seemed like a distant thing when Kris and I first talked about it. And then it just snuck up, the end of July. Even though there are obviously things that make the situation real – every ultrasound, kicks, jabs, and potential somersaults – the baby shower made it even more so…and made me realize how close she is is to arriving into this world. Yes, I still have a month and a half, but in January, when I found out, September was a distant and far away month.
And now it is August…and my heart beats faster in anticipation, slight anxiety and fear, and utter excitement.
The baby shower was thrown by my wonderful friends, Kris, Julie, and Vivian. My mom was also a part of it and together, they all pulled together something magical, memorable, and very special. From the food to the decor (Kris designed everything from the invitation to the tags to the sign-in frame) to the centerpieces (Vivian’s talent and skills in floral arrangement), everything was absolute perfection! With three powerhouses in creativity, can you expect anything less? The baby shower was just as amazing as the bridal shower that the three of them put together and I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life.
I couldn’t help but photograph everything going on before everyone arrived. I did put the camera down once my friends and family started to arrive and I am thankful that Vivian brought her camera to capture the day. It was so much fun seeing everyone and also all the kiddies who are growing up so fast! In just a couple of months, there is going to be another one in the mix and I cannot wait for Emi to meet her future playmates and aunts and uncles!
Thank you for everyone who made it to the baby shower and to those who sent their well wishes! I truly feel loved and Emi already feels it, too!
I had two diaper cakes – one made my ReginaMarie Holt (left) and the other made by Vivian (right). I loved them both! If you need any party supplies/paper crafted items, Gina does some amazing things!
All the decor was designed and created by Kris. I hope she decides to start selling her things as well since I received compliments on the decor, especially the tree she created!
Floral arrangements were made by Vivian. If you need a florist, she’s the one to work with!
I love food and there was an amazing spread at the baby shower! There was food from Porto’s – potato balls, cheese rolls, empanadas, and guava cheese rolls – and sandwiches from Euro Pane. In addition, Kris made salad and lemon and basil spaghetti while my mom made fried wontons. To top it all off, my mom also made chocolate chip cookies while Julie made brownies! That wasn’t the end of the dessert table, though. There were also macarons from Euro Pane – caramel sea salt, my favorite! -, milk and berry cake from Porto’s, and Taro’s mom also brought a fruit tart. It was dessert heaven!